Remembering Pakistan’s icon Junaid Jamshed on his 6th death anniversary
The voice behind Pakistanis’ favourite national song “Dil Dil Pakistan”, Junaid Jamshed is remembered by all fans on his 6th death anniversary.
The singer-turned-preacher died in a tragic plane crash alongside his wife and 48 people on December 7, 2016, near the northern town of Havelian.
The national icon was born on September 3, 1964. Junaid Jamshed shot to stardom and became a household name in the 1980s as the frontman of the celebrated music band Vital Signs.
The band gained immense popularity in Pakistan during the 90s, with their songs like “Aitebaar”, “Goray Rang ka Zamana”, “Dil Ki Baat”, “Dil Dil Pakistan” and “Sanwali Saloni”.
Vital Signs became the first Pakistani band to achieve commercial success and received immense love on a national and international level as well.
In the late 90s, the band members of Vital Signs went their separate ways, with Jamshed launching a solo career.
His singing career was booming and he toured the whole world for live concerts, but after entertaining fans of pop music for 15 years, in 2004 Junaid Jamshed announced to quit his illustrious music career opting to focus on religion and began preaching on Television.
He also recited heart-wrenching Hamds and Naats which will be remembered by all his fans forever.
He later established a clothing brand called J., which has numerous outlets all over Pakistan.
According to a poll conducted by BBC World Service in 2003, Junaid Jamshed’s “Dil Dil Pakistan” was ranked third among the top ten songs of the world. In 2007, Junaid Jamshed received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz from the then-president.